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Menopause, Menstruation, Calcium Loss

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Here are a few facts about menopause and menstruation that have to do with calcium and magnesium…

Menopause and Menstruation – Calcium

Between the ages of 15 and 45, women lose at the menstrual period cyclically, during 2 or 3 days of each month, considerable calcium. Calcium requirements of nursing and pregnant women are three times the normal adult requirements. During puberty and at the menopause, glandular overactivity causes excessive losses of calcium, iron and other elements. Similarly, men under a severe mental strain, or those engaged in heavy physical labor, require more calcium to replace losses.

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Menopause and Menstrual Problems

At the end of the reproductive cycle, the ovaries gradually become inactive. This process is the reverse of changes that occurred in puberty, and a healthy woman on an adequate diet is as unaware of any disturbances as she was at adolescence. Furthermore, normal adrenal glands produce a number of sex hormones which take over when menstruation ceases.

“Problems at menopause are often much more severe than at puberty, largely because the diet has been deficient in many nutrients for years prior to its onset. These are protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, E, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).

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